Really – by MT Taylor

 

You have no idea how much
I miss my brother and the way
he made the worried years easy

the comfort of knowing everything
would always be just fine
and the way I could count on him to find me

wherever I was hiding – or waiting
on some unlit street too late
at night for my own good

and how he kept my secrets from our folks
though sometimes I suspect he had a laugh
with the boys telling stories

of what I’d been up to although half the time
he knew I just made them up
like him

 

 

 

MT Taylor draws on everyone and everything… no one is safe. Her short stories and poems have appeared in The Glasgow Review of Books, Northwords Now, Soundwaves, Mixing the Colours, Nutshells and Nuggets, and The Snare’s Nest. She lives in Glasgow where she has also been known to perform.

Busker – by MT Taylor

In this brick hard cold you wonder
how he presses cheese-slice strings down sure,
how his steel tipped fingers pluck enchanted sound
and gift it to strangers
like you.

From a safe distance you drop
spare cash,
hear its tuneless tinkle
while, far behind, notes of grace
and his sideways smile
follow you
home.

 

 

MT Taylor draws on everyone and everything… no one is safe. Her short stories and poems have appeared in The Glasgow Review of Books, Northwords Now, Soundwaves, Mixing the Colours, Nutshells and Nuggets, and The Snare’s Nest. She lives in Glasgow where she has also been known to perform.